Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/17/13
Young Gun II In just his second major league start, James Paxton was faced with the task of heading off the powerful St. Louis Cardinals at the new Busch Stadium. No pressure right? Well if you ask this kid that’s the answer you will receive. How on earth could he follow-up his debut, which was just a stellar as the one pitched a week earlier by Taijuan Walker who was also making his Major League debut. Speaking of debuts, I’m no number cruncher (yet), but the Mariners have to hold the Major League record for Major League debut’s in one season. I’ve honestly lost count of how many we’ve seen this year: Three catchers, the middle of the infield, an outfielder, and at least four pitchers, does that sound about right? Two starts, two gems for James Paxton. (Photo: komonews.com) Well anyways, let’s get back to Paxton. When you got it, you got it Paxton has a long list of great left-handed pitcher to follow if he wants to be one of the greats for this organization, but he has made a wond...
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